A lawyer for pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has threatened legal action against comic book creators over a series of unauthorized cartoon strips. Gaga and Bieber have both been animated as part of a series of graphic biographies by Bluewater Productions. The âBad Romanceâ singerâs version was released in June (2010) and the âBabyâ singer’s version is due to come out next month (Oct 2010). Kenneth Feinswog, the pair’s attorney, has served the company with a cease-and-desist letter, threatening to sue Bluewater bosses if the books aren’t pulled. But publisher Darren G. Davis is refusing to bend under pressure, insisting his animators are well within their rights to create comic strips from celebrities’ lives. “We are 100 per cent within our first amendment rights,â says Davis. âWe knew our rights on this before we jumped into the biography world. These are 100 per cent biographies on their lives.â “We reach out to all the celebrities and some choose to work with us and some do not. If they do choose to work with us, we donate ads and money to a non-profit (organization) of their choice. We offered the same deal to Bieber’s people.” Taylor Swift and soccer star David Beckham have already had comic characters created in their image by Bluewater staff.
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